Waiver Wire Pick-ups/ Sleepers Week 7


So, last week I was money on Meredith (11 catches, 113 yards) and Henry (6 catches, 83 yards one TD). We are six weeks into the NFL Season. You’re either down in the standings and looking to surge or sitting pretty at the top. There are still some gems so let’s find them:

Quarter Backs:

Marcus Mariota: QB, Tennessee Titans

Mariota delivered with his second strong fantasy performance in a row. While he doesn’t put up big yardage totals, Mariota has tossed six scores and ran for 124 yards and a score over that span. He gets another strong match-up against the Colts this week.

Running Backs:

Jay Ajayi: RB, Miami Dolphins

Despite Arian Foster being active, Ajayi dominated the workload and topped the 200-yard mark. If he’s still on the wire pick him up. Foster’s bell-cow days are far gone, and after Sunday’s monster performance from Ajayi, he could be looked at as an RB2 in his upcoming match-up versus the Buffalo Bills.

Terrance West: RB, Baltimore Ravens

West is this week’s top add after he racked up 27 touches in Week six. He scored twice to go along with 87 yards and was also heavily involved in the passing game. Over the past few weeks, West has put distance between himself and Kenneth Dixon and should be considered an every-week RB2 with RB1 upside going forward. He faces the New York Jets this week.

PPR Special:

James White: RB, New England Patriots

White only had 19 rushing yards on seven carries but did his damage through the receiving game with eight catches for 47 yards and two touchdowns. White now has three straight games with double-digit scores in PPR leagues, where he is most valuable.

Wide Receivers:

Kendall Wright: WR, Tennessee Titans

Before having his 2015 season derailed by injury, Wright was the #1 receiver for two straight seasons for the Titans. Wright broke out this past Sunday for eight catches, 133 yards, and a touchdown.

There is not much competition for Wright so he’s someone to consider adding, although keep in mind this is a run-first offense.

Tight End:

Charles Clay: TE, Buffalo Bills

Tight end this season, in particular, has just been a crap shoot. There’s not a ton of depth at the position. Clay has been a notable part of Buffalo’s passing attack. He has five catches in four of five games. If you’re TE is on bye this week Clay could be a decent replacement.

My Deep Sleeper of the Week: Mohamed Sanu: WR, Atlanta Falcons

Now I mentioned Sanu was a pre-season favorite of mine several weeks ago. He has been dealing with various injuries for the early part of this year, which has hampered his production in recent weeks. However, he caught five passes for 47 yards and a touchdown. When healthy he should be able to produce as the Falcons #2 receiver. This week, he should feast against a vulnerable San Diego secondary in Week seven.

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